Launch of CEPEJ’s work on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial systems

08/02/2018 Paris

On 8 February 2018, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) launched its work on the use of artificial intelligence in judicial systems, in coordination with the Committee of the Convention on data protection. A multidisciplinary team of experts will lead the drafting of...

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Report on judicial independence and impartiality in the Council of Europe member States in 2017

07/02/2018 Strasbourg

The report of the Bureau of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) has just been published. The report has been prepared following the proposal of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to ”develop the methodology and establish a regular in-house evaluation mechanism on the...

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The Council of Europe HELP Programme on the spotlight of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

06/02/2018 Strasbourg

The latest issue of The Chronicle of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM) hosts an article about the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme and its latest developments. It includes the latest courses on...

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Strengthening the protection against discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

07-09/02/2018 Sarajevo-Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

International standards and mechanisms in combating and preventing discrimination, including those by the European Court of Human Rights and Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies are at the core of the HELP online courses on protection against discrimination. To strengthen the capacity of all the...

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Ankara Seminar on CPT Standards of Detention Conditions for refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in Removal Centres

6-7/02/2018 Ankara (Turkey)

The main objective of the seminar was to develop the skills and knowledge of the staff of the Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) - the project's partner and main beneficiary of the Project carrying out the tasks and procedures related to foreigners’ entry into, stay in, exit and...

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Council of Europe supports Safer Internet Day 2018


The Council of Europe supports the Safer Internet Day 2018, which is celebrated on February 6 in over 130 countries worldwide. Following the slogan "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you“, this year’s event aims to reach out to all stakeholders in order to encourage...

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Steering Committee Meeting of the Project on “Strengthening Anti-Money Laundering in Azerbaijan”

05/02/2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Project on “Strengthening Anti-Money Laundering in Azerbaijan” held its Steering Committee Meeting on 5 February 2018. Representatives from 13 key beneficiary institutions attended the meeting, which focused on the presentation of the activities to be implemented under the project in the...

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Key Conclusions and Recommendations of the Internet Freedom Conference - 2017

05/02/2018 Vienna

The role and responsibilities of internet intermediaries were the overarching theme of the conference on internet freedom co-organized by the Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Czech Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on 13 October 2017 in Vienna. A comprehensive...

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Launching the Police Action in Pristina

31/01/2018 Pristina (Kosovo)

The Action “Enhancing Human Rights Policing in Kosovo*” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe as part of the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey” and implemented by the Council of Europe, was launched on 31 January 2017 in Pristina. The Action aims at enhancing...

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Joint kick-off meeting of the HELP courses “Child-friendly Justice” and “Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” in Ukraine

31/01/2018 Kyiv

The launch of the national versions of the HELP courses on Child-friendly Justice and Violence against Women/Domestic Violence was organised jointly with the National School of Justice of Ukraine and the National Academy of Prosecution of Ukraine in Kyiv on 24 January. Master trainers trained by...

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Sophie Kwasny receives the 1st ‘Michał Serzycki’ Data Protection Award

29/01/2018 Warsaw

This prize acknowledges her “special achievements in this field, as Head of the Data Protection Unit in the Council of Europe, for the educational activities in the field of personal data protection undertaken by the Council of Europe. The Award entails the recognition of the Council of Europe’s...

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24/01/2018 Strasbourg

Today, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has asked International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to take the expertise of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) into consideration with a view to improving,...

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Exchange of views between the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the European Committee of Social Rights

25/01/2018 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views with a delegation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on 25 January 2018 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The main topic of the exchange was the application of constitutional social rights at national level, in particular...

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Data Protection Day 2018

26/01/2018 Strasbourg

On 28 January the Council of Europe will celebrate the Data Protection Day, which marks the opening for signature in 1981 of the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, “Convention 108”. More than 50 countries around the world have already signed up to the convention, which sets out key...

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Data protection: Council of Europe panel at this week’s CPDP conference in Brussels

25/01/2018 Brussels

Today, the Council of Europe is organising a panel discussion on its wide-reaching data protection convention as part of the 2018 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels. More than 50 countries around the world have already signed up to Convention 108, a...

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Dunja Mijatović elected Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

24/01/2018 Strasbourg

Dunja Mijatovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was today elected as the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights by the Organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) at its plenary session in Strasbourg. Ms Mijatovic was elected for a non-renewable term of six years starting on 1 April 2018. She...

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Several States Parties to the European Social Charter marked by a high levels of poverty in 2017

24/01/2018 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights published today its Conclusions 2017 in respect of 33 States on the articles of the European Social Charter relating to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” showing 175 situations of non-conformity and 228 situations of...

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